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The Discovery Programme (Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland) has advertised for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Close date for application is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020. Full details and job specifics are available on –
Resident Archaeologist –N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom Macroom, M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy and N73 Annakisha roads developments – Closing date 4pm on Thursday 27 June 2019 –

Provision of Field Monument Advisor  / Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project.

Roscommon County Council invites proposals from a suitably qualified consultant/s to provide Field Monument Advisor / Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project.

The Farming Rathcroghan Operational Group was granted a project budget of €0.984 million, through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) EIP-Agri fund, for an innovative project to address the declining socio-economic circumstances of the farming community, while addressing the need to preserve and create awareness of the unique archaeological landscape around Rathcroghan. This project will run until December 2023. The knowledge gained from this EIP has the potential to be replicated in future EU-funded schemes.

The Field Monument Advisor will be an integral support to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project. This role is a multi-faceted one, which will evolve as the project develops. The overall goal being a sustainable improvement to the socio-economic circumstances of the Rathcroghan farming communities, while preserving and creating awareness of this unique archaeological landscape.

Closing date for quotations is 09.30 am on Monday 15th July 2019

1A, Request for Quotation for Field Monument Advisor Archaeology Consultancy Srvices to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project

1B, Quotation Response Document for Field Monument Advisor Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project


A Review of the structure and impact of the Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland – RFT 152728

The Discovery Programme and the Heritage Council invite competent parties to make a submission to undertake an independent review of the Discovery Programme. The successful contractor will be engaged by the Heritage Council. The conduct of this review will be overseen by a group composed of representatives drawn from the Board of the Discovery Programme and the Heritage Council.

The Discovery Programme is in the process of appointing a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is envisaged that the review will inform and set the parameters of a Strategic Plan for the Discovery Programme to be developed by the incoming CEO following the broad strategic direction set by the Board and in alignment with the Service Level Agreement with the Heritage Council.

Closing date: 22 July 2019
Director of Fieldwork – Archaeological Field School
Achill Archaeological Field School requires a Director of Fieldwork.

The successful candidate will be a fully licensed (Ireland) archaeologist with at least 3-5 years experience directing/supervising archaeological excavations, in-depth knowledge of Irish archaeology, basic archaeological field and laboratory procedures, mapping, photography, and collection and handling of artefacts.

The Director of Fieldwork will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Field School, supervise students and staff and ensure proper records are kept that reflect the working of the excavations.

The term of the contract will run from April to September 2019 with an option for an extension or renewal.
Annual Salary – c. €40,000 (negotiable).
Paid leave 28 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays.

The Achill Archaeological Field School, established in 1991, is probably the oldest Field School in Ireland. The School is fully accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway.

Applications with CV should be forwarded to Dr. Theresa McDonald, Managing Director, Achill Archaeological Field School, Folklife Centre, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, F28HK11, or by e-mail to